The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) are delighted to confirm that the only UK annual conference specifically for and about the world of inter-library loans, Interlend 2013, will take place on the 27th – 28th June at the The Maldron Hotel, Cardiff.  Once again this will be an essential opportunity for inter-lending staff to meet, exchange news and best practice experiences with their colleagues across the public, academic and special library sectors.

Speakers and Theme 

The core conference theme for 2013 is “Interlend 101: Back to Basics”, and as always the focus will be on providing practical guidance and advice from enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers from throughout the profession.  There will also be a tour of Cardiff Public Library.

We are delighted this year to have two keynotes to start both days, Prof Charles Oppenhiem and Graham P Cornish, who are both well versed in all things copyright, but will be taking two different approaches.  We are currently putting the finishing touches on the programme but we can confirm that there are sessions on music interlending, international lending, ejournals/ebooks for document supply and much more!

Booking and Fees

FIL is delighted to be able to hold the cost of Interlend 2012 for FIL members, for another year, with an early bird special of just £199 for the whole conference!

This year we are pleased to offer delegates the opportunity to book their place online.  Simply click on the big red ‘book online’ button on the FIL website:

News and announcements

For more news on the conference keep your eyes on the FIL website, Twitter feed and Facebook page.




AGM and Committee Membership

The second day will see the FIL Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The Committee especially welcomes approaches from personal and institutional members wishing to stand for election.  For more details on what being a Committee member entails and the opportunities for professional development please contact the Chair or any other current Committee members for more details.  Note standing for election does not require attendance at the AGM.

For further information on this conference, bookings or general queries contact the Committee at


Marie Lancaster
Information Advisor – Document Delivery
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Chair Forum for Interlending& Information Delivery (FIL)